Tolmie Studio Tour is bike friendly

Weekend event showcases a variety of artists in Saanich neighbourhood

With nature offering sunshine and light these days, Mount Tolmie is the perfect setting for taking an art tour by bike. The Mount Tolmie Studio Tour, now in its fourth year, brings together eight artists on five sites this weekend.

“We’re all pretty close to each other and it’s really easy if you’re cycling to go from one to the next to the next,” said organizer Gerald Fleming. “You really get to see parts of the community you might not normally go to. You have a destination. Home studios tend to bring folks out to a different neighbourhood.”

Studios stretch from McKenzie Avenue to Shelbourne Street, and as far east as Allenby Street.

“Last year we had probably, on a daily basis, between 50 and 80 people,” the painter said. “Each year it’s slightly different.”

The variety this year includes artists who create pottery, painting, jewelry, woodworking and salvage art.

There are also prizes for those who get their Tolmie tour passports stamped.

The free self-guided Mount Tolmie Studio Tour is May 24 and 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Visit tolmiestudiotour.com, or any Saanich rec centre or GVPL branch to get the map brochure.

reporter@saanichnews.com

 

Take the Tolmie Tour

• Paige Coull (pottery) and Janna Malo (pottery), 3461 Shelbourne St.

• Gerald Fleming (painting) and Jennifer Miller (jewelry), 1812 Emery Pl.

• Natalie Shumka (painting), 160 Sheridan Ave.

• Phil (woodworking) and Diane Makin, 3563 Redwood Ave.

• Andrew McDonald (salvage/folk art), 3534 Lorraine Rd.

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